In some forms of EB formation of blisters of the mucous membranes of the mouth and esophagus can occur.
This causes various problems, the most common are pain and difficulty swallowing.
Furthermore, it can also lead to reflux (rising up of acid from gastric contents into the esophagus). The intestinal tract may also be involved, which then for example can lead to constipation.
We especially recommend in this chapter to read only the section that pertains to the EB-form, which you or your loved one is affected by. As this section is the only one really relevant for you.
Important points in a nutshell
- In some forms of EB not only the skin but also the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract is affected by blistering.
- The most common symptoms are: pain in the mouth and esophagus, dysphagia, constipation, reflux, and failure to thrive.
- In the chapter on "diet" you will find useful information on this topic.
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